World Bulletin / News Desk
Nobel Prize winner Turkish author Orhan Pamuk has accused western countries for betraying their own values, regarding the latest developments in Egypt.
Pamuk in an interview he gave to Geman ''Suddeutsche Zeitung'' newspaper said he followed developments in Egypt closely. Associating what Egyptian army chief and defense minister al-Sisi has done in Egypt with Colombian writer Gabriel Garicia Marquez’s “Red Monday”, Orhan Pamuk said that feeling of guilt always existed.
Pamuk said "He (al-Sisi) told the world that he would stage a military coup before the army took over. The whole world, especially the west turned their heads and did not want to hear anything’’, adding that now, not only the US government and the EU but also western countries behave as they have no responsibility by saying the army was killing people.
Suggesting that the western effect might have diminished over Arab countries following the Arab Spring, Orhan Pamuk also said that the western world could simply have said a military coup could not be a tool for political conflict.
Pamuk also underlined that significant political bodies of the west could not call what happened in Egypt a “military coup” and western values that have ideals such as democracy, human rights and etc. either exist or they do not exist because political or economic calculations are gave in.
Turkey's renowned actor expresses support for Morsi supporters
Meanwhile, Turkish actor Necati Sasmaz, who starred in a popular television series "Kurtlar Vadisi" (The Valley of the Wolves) which is widely watched in the Arab countries, expressed support for the supporters of Egypt's ousted President Mohamed Morsi.
Sasmaz, known as "Murat Alemdar" in the Arab world, condemned Wednesday's violent massacre in Egypt that claimed hundreds of lives.
Sasmaz addressing Egyptian people in his remarks said "I appreciate your resistance for freedom and democracy. I believe that you will continue to protest patiently to demand real freedom and democracy."
"Some foreign forces have their own pawns using them against Muslim countries. I believe that you will not be deceived by them," Sasmaz said.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 19 Ağustos 2013, 16:57